Puck Drop Preview: 2018-19 Carolina Hurricanes

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2018-19, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Looming Decisions As Training Camp Approaches

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This off-season, the Toronto Maple Leafs handed out contracts to eight players that have never worn the Blue and White (not including players drafted by the Leafs and signed to their entry-level deals): John Tavares, Josh Jooris, Adam Cracknell, Jordan Subban, Tyler Ennis, Par Lindholm, and Igor Ozhiganov. Of all of those players, one thing is […] READ MORE


Franchise Best: Florida Panthers 1995-96 Season

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The Franchise Best Series comes to you to dive into the all-time best single season for every organization. This, of course, includes post-season results. Join us for a look back at some of the most memorable moments in each franchise’s history. Here is the Florida Panthers Best Season.  Florida Panthers 1995-1996 Season Previous Year and […] READ MORE


The Best Remaining NHL Free Agents

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With John Tavares, James van Reimsdyk, Paul Statsny and most of the other top NHL free agents off the market, there are still dozens of players looking for contracts for next season. Here is Last Word on Hockey’s list of the top 11 unrestricted free agents still looking for work. Top Remaining NHL Free Agents 1. Patrick […] READ MORE


Michael Hutchinson Signs With the Florida Panthers

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28-year-old unrestricted free agent goaltender Michael Hutchinson has signed with the Florida Panthers. Financial terms of the deal have not yet been released. Goaltender Michael Hutchinson to Florida #Panthers — Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) July 1, 2018 Michael Hutchinson Sign With the Florida Panthers Over five seasons with the Winnipeg Jets, Hutchinson started 87 NHL games, appearing […] READ MORE


Free Agent Frenzy: Top 5 UFA Goalies

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With the NHL draft in the rearview mirror, all focus has shifted to the NHL Free Agent Frenzy. This year’s free agent pool is considerably deeper than past years and all 31 NHL franchises should be busy on Sunday. In particular, the New York Islanders, Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, and Buffalo Sabres are […] READ MORE



Report: Toronto Maple Leafs to Sign Swedish Centre Par Lindholm

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According to reports, Par Lindholm, a 26-year old centre who played last season with Skelleftea AIK in the SHL, has chosen to sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs after garnering interesting from at least 20 of the 31 NHL teams. Par Lindholm to sign with the #leafs, according to Uffe. The 26-year-old centre received considerable NHL […] READ MORE


Lou Lamoriello Not Returning as Toronto Maple Leafs GM Next Season

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The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that general manager Lou Lamoriello will not return to that role next season, but remains with the team as a senior advisor. Brendan Shanahan, President and Alternate Governor of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced today that Lou Lamoriello will not return next season as General Manager of the @MapleLeafs. […] READ MORE


The Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins Darkhorse X-Factor in Round One

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Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins Not-So-Obvious X-Factor’s in Round One Heading into their first-round series, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins each have three or four players that are the obvious candidates to be their team’s œX-factor in the series. Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, Tuukka Rask and Patrice Bergeron are the obvious choices […] READ MORE